First you hook the class by discussing M & M 's and candy in general. Then guide the conversation to if they think 1 color has substantially more than the others in each pack of candy. THIS ACTIVITY WILL ANSWER THAT QUESTION using MEAN, MEDIAN, MODE, MAX, MIN, and RANGE.
For the first page each student (or pair of students) gets a small bag of M&M's and counts the color of each. Then, as a class, we collect the data of colors, so if you used 15 SMALL bags of M & M ' s you would have 15 values to put for each color in the table. Then assign groups, or pairs, two of the colors and have them find the MEAN, MEDIAN, MODE, MAX, MIN, and RANGE.
The last page is an opportunity to create a bar graph using MEAN, MEDIAN, MODE, MAX, MIN, and RANGE. Have each group graph a different statistic using ALL the colors.
Come back as a class and discuss the data. What does each statistic tell you about the colors of M & M 's?....several questions you could ask.
OR have each group present their bar graph and explain what the statistic tells about their color of M & M
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